N Ambrosino

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Series on comprehensive management of end-stage COPD
    N Ambrosino
    UO Pneumologia, Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Unversitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, 56124, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 30:828-30. 2007
  2. doi request reprint The difficult-to-wean patient
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardiothoracic Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Respir Med 4:685-92. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive physiotherapy management in ARDS
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Pisa, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 79:554-63. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Use of endobronchial valves in persistent air leaks: a case report and review of the literature
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardiothoraco Vascular Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, ed 13, Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Respir Med 7:85-90. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Chronic respiratory care for neuromuscular diseases in adults
    N Ambrosino
    Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 34:444-51. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint End stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Respiratory Intensive Care and Pulmonary Diseases Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Cisanello 56127 Pisa, Italy
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 77:173-9. 2009
  7. pmc Tiotropium and exercise training in COPD patients: effects on dyspnea and exercise tolerance
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:771-80. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the acute care setting: where are we?
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Cardio Thoracic Dept, University Hospital Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 31:874-86. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The clinical management in extremely severe COPD
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    U O Pneumologia, Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1613-24. 2007
  10. pmc Is there any treatment other than drugs to alleviate dyspnea in COPD patients?
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 1:355-61. 2006

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Series on comprehensive management of end-stage COPD
    N Ambrosino
    UO Pneumologia, Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Unversitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, 56124, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 30:828-30. 2007
  2. doi request reprint The difficult-to-wean patient
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardiothoracic Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Respir Med 4:685-92. 2010
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  3. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive physiotherapy management in ARDS
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Pisa, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 79:554-63. 2013
    ..Early ICU physiotherapy is an interdisciplinary team activity, involving physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and medical staff...
  4. doi request reprint Use of endobronchial valves in persistent air leaks: a case report and review of the literature
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardiothoraco Vascular Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, ed 13, Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Respir Med 7:85-90. 2013
    ..Use of endobronchial valves is an effective, nonsurgical, minimally invasive intervention for patients with prolonged pulmonary air leaks not suitable for surgical procedures...
  5. doi request reprint Chronic respiratory care for neuromuscular diseases in adults
    N Ambrosino
    Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 34:444-51. 2009
    ..In conclusion, recent advances in respiratory care of NMD have improved prognosis and many caregivers have changed from a traditional noninterventional to a more aggressive, supportive approach...
  6. ncbi request reprint End stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Respiratory Intensive Care and Pulmonary Diseases Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Cisanello 56127 Pisa, Italy
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 77:173-9. 2009
    ..Good clinical care can prevent or alleviate suffering by assessing symptoms and providing psychological and social support to the patients and their families...
  7. pmc Tiotropium and exercise training in COPD patients: effects on dyspnea and exercise tolerance
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 3:771-80. 2008
    ..Tiotropium 18 microg once daily induces sustained bronchodilation throughout the day and reduces hyperinflation, one of the pathophysiological factors contributing to exertional dyspnea in COPD patients...
  8. doi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in the acute care setting: where are we?
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Cardio Thoracic Dept, University Hospital Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 31:874-86. 2008
    ..Additionally, the technique must be applied in the appropriate location by a trained team in order to avoid disappointing results...
  9. ncbi request reprint The clinical management in extremely severe COPD
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    U O Pneumologia, Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1613-24. 2007
    ..Only a small proportion of patients with severe COPD discuss end-of-life issues with their physicians...
  10. pmc Is there any treatment other than drugs to alleviate dyspnea in COPD patients?
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 1:355-61. 2006
    ..Lung volume resection surgery and lung transplantation in selected patients may control symptoms and improve HRQoL...
  11. ncbi request reprint New approaches in pulmonary rehabilitation
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Via Paradisa 2 Cisanello, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Clin Chest Med 28:629-38, vii. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, extreme breathlessness or peripheral muscle fatigue may prevent some patients from performing high-intensity exercise; therefore, new tools are needed to improve the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation...
  12. pmc Non-invasive ventilation in exacerbations of COPD
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Italy
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2:471-6. 2007
    ..In these patients a NIV trial may be attempted in closely monitored clinical settings where prompt endotracheal intubation may be assured...
  13. ncbi request reprint The patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic respiratory insufficiency
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 67:148-53. 2007
    ..Lung transplantation is a final step in end-stage patients, but short- and long-term outcomes remain significantly inferior in relation to other "solid" organs recipients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physiotherapy in the perioperative period
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Respiratory Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 24:283-9. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term mechanical ventilation and nutrition
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Division, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital, Via Paradisa 2, Cisanello, 56100 Pisa, Italy
    Respir Med 98:413-20. 2004
    ..This paper aims to review the most recent innovations in the field of nutritional status and food intake-related problems of VAI (both in adulthood and in childhood)...
  16. ncbi request reprint New strategies to improve exercise tolerance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Unit, Cardio Thoracic Dept, University Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 24:313-22. 2004
    ..The modalities discussed should be used as adjuncts to a well designed comprehensive respiratory rehabilitation programme...
  17. doi request reprint The management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: current status and future perspectives
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Cardiothoracic Department, Pulmonary Unit, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
    Expert Rev Respir Med 6:117-27. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Unusual applications of noninvasive ventilation
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 38:440-9. 2011
    ..NIV should be applied under close monitoring and ETI should be promptly available in the case of failure. A trained team, careful patient selection and optimal choice of devices, can optimise outcome of NIV...
  19. ncbi request reprint Clinical evaluation of oscillating positive expiratory pressure for enhancing expectoration in diseases other than cystic fibrosis
    N Ambrosino
    Clinica del Lavoro Foundation IRCCS, Respiratory Unit, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 50:269-75. 1995
    ..9 +/- 2.9 to 10.9 +/- 7.1 and 2.8 +/- 3.1 to 10.1 +/- 10.8 mL for A and B, respectively). Visual analogue scale score significantly decreased at the end of each treatment.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)..
  20. ncbi request reprint Non invasive ventilation in cardio-surgical patients
    F Guarracino
    Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital Pisa, Italy
    Minerva Anestesiol 77:734-41. 2011
    ..As a consequence, the application of NIV in this setting requires an expertly skilled team, continuous hemodynamic monitoring and echocardiographic assessment...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Medical surveillance of previously asbestos-exposed workers: report of a case of lung cancer with high level of serum mesothelin]
    G Guglielmi
    U O Medicina Preventiva e del Lavoro, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Pisa
    G Ital Med Lav Ergon 29:345-6. 2007
    ..Nevertheless, serum markers like mesothelin and osteopontin (especially the first) may result very helpful in monitoring and screening the population of workers previously exposed to asbestos...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dyspnoea and hypoxaemia after lung surgery: the role of interatrial right-to-left shunt
    C Marini
    Pulmonary Unit, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Respir J 28:174-81. 2006
    ..Open thoracotomy was the traditional approach in the past. Percutaneous closure has now become the most used and effective technique for the repair of the interatrial anatomical malformation...
  23. doi request reprint Flexible bronchoscopy during mechanical ventilation in the prone position to treat acute lung injury
    F Guarracino
    Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
    Rev Port Pneumol 19:42-4. 2013
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  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of five bilevel pressure ventilators in patients with chronic ventilatory failure: a physiologic study
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Division, Scientific Institute, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, I 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Chest 122:2105-14. 2002
    ..Also, we wanted to evaluate the short-term effects of the five ventilators on physiologic variables, namely, breathing patterns and inspiratory muscles...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and perceived health status in patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surviving acute on chronic respiratory failure: a controlled study
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Division, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Scientific Institute of Gussago, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 28:170-7. 2002
    ..To evaluate the perceived health and cognitive status in survivors of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations requiring mechanical ventilation...
  26. doi request reprint Unexpected death of a ventilator-dependent amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patient
    M Di Paolo
    Legal Medicine Neuroscience Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Rev Port Pneumol 19:175-8. 2013
    ..We report the case of a 69-year-old ALS female ventilator-dependent, trachostomised patient who was found dead by her husband, with the ventilator in "stand-by" mode...
  27. doi request reprint Physiotherapy in critically ill patients
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Italy
    Rev Port Pneumol 17:283-8. 2011
    ..There is still limited scientific evidence to support such a comprehensive approach to all critically ill patients; therefore we need randomised studies with solid clinical short- and long-term outcome measures...
  28. ncbi request reprint Assessing the benefits: outcome and future directions
    N Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 47:499-505. 2011
    ..Although, several questions remain unresolved, pulmonary rehabilitation programs should be included in the comprehensive treatment of patients with respiratory diseases...
  29. doi request reprint Awake palliative thoracic surgery in a high-risk patient: one-lung, non-invasive ventilation combined with epidural blockade
    F Guarracino
    Division of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Cardio Thoracic Department, University Hospital of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Anaesthesia 63:761-3. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint Supported arm training in patients recently weaned from mechanical ventilation
    Roberto Porta
    Pulmonary Division, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation IRCSS, Italy
    Chest 128:2511-20. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effects of early exercise training in patients recovering from acute respiratory failure needing mechanical ventilation (MV)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Weakness of respiratory and skeletal muscles after a short course of steroids in patients with acute lung rejection
    S Nava
    Respiratory Unit, Istituto Scientifico di Montescano, Pavia, Italy
    Eur Respir J 20:497-9. 2002
    ..Compared to the pretreatment condition, approximately 45% of patients showed acute generalised muscle weakness that recovered after approximately 2 months. This demonstrates muscle weakness induced by steroids within patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint A sequential school based smoke prevention program in secondary school adolescents
    A Di Paco
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Weaning Center, Auxilium Vitae, Volterra, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 79:8-11. 2013
    ..We wondered whether a school based programme involving media models such as those represented by famous soccer players and TV characters, was effective in prevention of smoking habit in secondary school adolescents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Influenza A triggered status asthmaticus requiring emergency ECMO
    F Guarracino
    Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 73:162-5. 2010
    ..When medical treatment and mechanical ventilation fail, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy should not be delayed as it will avoid injury resulting from inadequate mechanical ventilation and lung hyperinflation...
  34. ncbi request reprint Physiological effects of meals in difficult-to-wean tracheostomised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Michele Vitacca
    Pulmonary Unit, Weaning Centre, S Maugeri Foundation IRCCS, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 31:236-42. 2005
    ..To evaluate effects of meals in difficult-to-wean tracheostomised patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases during spontaneous breathing or Inspiratory Pressure Support...
  35. ncbi request reprint Tolerance and physiologic effects of nocturnal mask pressure support vs proportional assist ventilation in chronic ventilatory failure
    Joao Carlos Winck
    Department of Pneumology, Hospital Sao Joao, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Chest 126:382-8. 2004
    ..To compare the tolerance and physiologic effects of a 5-night treatment with either nasal proportional assist ventilation (PAV) or pressure support ventilation (PSV) in patients with chronic ventilatory failure...
  36. ncbi request reprint American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement on pulmonary rehabilitation
    Linda Nici
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 173:1390-413. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute on chronic respiratory failure on hypercapnia and 3-month survival
    Michele Vitacca
    Respiratory Department, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Via Pinidolo 23, 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Chest 128:1209-15. 2005
    ..There is a lack of information on respiratory function and mechanics after COPD exacerbations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Treatments for COPD
    Nicola A Hanania
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Respir Med 99:S28-40. 2005
    ..The challenge will be to develop this base of knowledge in order to shape future research and allow clinicians to deliver tailored COPD management programmes for the growing number of patients afflicted with this disease...
  39. ncbi request reprint Where to perform long-term ventilation
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Respiratory Intensive Care Department, Salvatore Maugeri Foundation, Scientific Institute of Gussago, I 25064 Gussago BS, Italy
    Respir Care Clin N Am 8:463-78. 2002
    ..Careful selection of patients, closer attention to education and training, and collection of outcome data are all factors that presumably will facilitate the development of better-quality and cost-saving home care...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pattern of variables describing desaturator COPD patients, as revealed by cluster analysis
    Domenico Maurizio Toraldo
    A Galateo Lung Disease Hospital, Third Division ASL LE 1, San Cesario di Lecce, Lecce, Italy
    Chest 128:3828-37. 2005
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  41. ncbi request reprint Mask proportional assist vs pressure support ventilation in patients in clinically stable condition with chronic ventilatory failure
    Roberto Porta
    Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri IRCCS, Pulmonary Department, Scientific Institutes of Gussago, Italy
    Chest 122:479-88. 2002
    ..To compare the short-term physiologic effects of mask pressure support ventilation (PSV) and proportional assist ventilation (PAV) in patients in clinically stable condition with chronic ventilatory failure (CVF)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Seven-year time course of lung function, symptoms, health-related quality of life, and exercise tolerance in COPD patients undergoing pulmonary rehabilitation programs
    Katia Foglio
    Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Lung Function Unit, Scientific Institute of Gussago, Italy
    Respir Med 101:1961-70. 2007
    ..To evaluate the long-term course of outcome indexes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing repeated pulmonary rehabilitation programs (PRP)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Walking modality affects respiratory muscle action and contribution to respiratory effort
    Roberto Duranti
    Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Clinical Immunology, Allergology and Respiratory Diseases, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Pflugers Arch 448:222-30. 2004
    ..Combinations of different patterns of flow and pressure generation made the respiratory effort sensation similar during AS and AG modes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Weaning and respiratory muscle dysfunction: the egg-chicken dilemma
    Nicolino Ambrosino
    Chest 128:481-3. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Early physiotherapy in the respiratory intensive care unit
    Enrico Clini
    Fondazione Villa Pineta, Pavullo, Italy
    Respir Med 99:1096-104. 2005
    ..Evidence supporting physiotherapy intervention is limited as there are no studies examining the specific effects of interventions on long-term outcome...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic role of cardiovascular complications in patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to Italian respiratory intensive care units
    Cleante Scarduelli
    Pulmonary Division and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, C Poma Hospital, Mantova, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:932-8. 2004
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